"Fortnite's" Fortnitemare update, which Epic Games teased for a week, is finally here and it decorated the whole battle royale map with a sinister look. Kevin the Cube is angrier than ever and it finally broke out of its island shell. Currently, the mysterious cube is floating midair, giving out a purple streak of lighting that looks similar to the one that formed the cube last season.

Pieces of the former "Loot Lake" can be found hovering around the cube as well and you can land on the pieces for picking up loot, but the house on Island is completely destroyed during the event. Aside from the Island, the cube had a great impact on the map itself and has caused monsters to appear all over the place.

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Cube Monsters

The best part of the "Darkness Rises" theme of season 6 would be the appearance of Cube Monsters during the solo, duo, and squad matches. Giant purple pillars have appeared near the corrupted sites and are continuously spawning the monsters. You'll new to quickly get rid of the monsters or they'll damage the player as well as any structures made by players, but they also drop weapons, ammunition, and other items. Once eliminated, the cube monsters grant different amount of shield:

  • Cube Fiend will grant +3 shield
  • Elite Cube Fiend will grant +5 shield
  • Cube Brute will grant +10 shield
  • Elite Cube Brute will grant +15 shield
  • Mega Cube Brute will grant +20 shield

There's also a new set of challenges, specific to this event, and according to Gamespot, Epic Games will refresh the challenges and their rewards every few days.

When you complete all the challenges, you'll be rewarded with a Dark Engine glider. The current challenges are mentioned below:

  • Destroy Cube Monsters (200) -- 500 XP
  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to Cube Monsters (5,000) -- 500 XP
  • Visit a Corrupted Area in different matches (7) -- 500 XP
  • Dance at different Gargoyles (5) -- 500 XP

There's also a new outfit, called Deadfire, added to the game in this update. The costume will change appearance when you damage or kill the Cube Monsters or other players.

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New weapons

Two new weapons, Fiend Hunter Crossbow and Six Shooter, have also been added to the game in this update. It should be noted that Fiend Hunter Crossbow is a limited time weapon and will be removed once Fortnitemares ends. The crossbow deals 40 damage and is four times more effective against the Cube Monsters. The Six Shooter has a faster fire rate when shot from the hip, but aiming down the sight sacrifices the fast fire rate for more precision.

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